Sunday, February 7, 2016

Education

When Education Plus Academy Cyber Charter closed in December, its officials laid blame at two places: districts that couldn't pay for students because of the state budget crisis, and a bank's decision to pull the charter school's line of credit.
Watching the proliferation of charter schools in Philadelphia and across America reminds one of the monotone pronouncement of the part-robot...
Dozens of Philadelphia public schools could get full-time counselors, and more than a dozen Philadelphia school counselors could get...
The campus cops at the University of Delaware have a new role as rap singers, and they're attracting a lot of attention.
In a stiff competition akin to a championship sporting event, youngsters from across the region Saturday challenged their minds to create the best robot and build a better world.
A chance encounter changed a young woman’s life.
Rapper Meek Mill learns Friday if he must return to prison. Is that why he was at a kids’ school Thursday?
A suit filed by a prominent Main Line attorney argues that the Lower Merion School District, one of the region's wealthiest and most highly regarded, has misled the public about its finances and should remit its $55 million surplus to taxpayers.
A suit filed by a prominent Main Line attorney argues that the Lower Merion School District, one of the region's wealthiest and most highly regarded, has misled the public about its finances and should remit its $55 million surplus to taxpayers.
A suit filed by a prominent Main Line attorney argues that the Lower Merion School District, one of the region's wealthiest and most highly regarded, has misled the public about its finances and should remit its $55 million surplus to taxpayers.
Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane's office plans to take action that could revive the most serious charges against three former Pennsylvania State University leaders accused of ignoring or covering up Jerry Sandusky's child sex abuse.
TAMPA, Fla. (Reuters) - Florida high school student Brooke Stewart would gladly swap two required foreign language classes to become fluent in JavaScript...
Philadelphia Archbishop Charles J. Chaput said Thursday that the Faith in the Future Foundation's management of archdiocesan high schools has been so successful that both sides have agreed to an early contract extension.
CHICAGO (AP) - The University of Chicago and leaders of Alpha Epsilon Pi on Thursday condemned emails circulated by members of the fraternity that contained racist and other insulting language.
Standing in front of a toy kitchen in a Mantua preschool classroom, Gov. Wolf said Thursday that he wants to spend $60 million more on early childhood education in 2017.
HARRISBURG - Gov. Wolf signed a bill Wednesday that would delay for two years a requirement that Pennsylvania high school students pass graduation exams.
ON TUESDAY, students and staff at Kensington Urban Teaching Academy were placed on complete lockdown by the Philadelphia Police Department for over 90 minutes because of the reckless and irresponsible behavior of a school police officer.
Steven M. Rose, the president of Passaic County Community College, promoted to lawmakers his proposal to confer nursing bachelor’s degrees at the community college.
Villanova and Temple Universities are touting advancements they made in the Carnegie Classifications, which has been used for decades to categorize the nation's schools.
Todd Kimmel just pocketed something he never imagined he'd possess: the mayor's cellphone number and personal email address. Kimmel, principal of Hackett Elementary in Kensington, was part of a group of city principals who sat down with Mayor Kenney after school Wednesday at City Hall, the first in a regular series of meetings Kenney plans to hold with school leaders.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Gov. John Bel Edwards announced Thursday that he is ending Louisiana's lawsuit against President Barack Obama's administration over the Common Core education standards.
COAL, Pa. (AP) - Striking Shamokin Area School District teachers are returning to work after being on strike since Jan. 20.
The University of the Sciences this week received a $3.8 million gift from an alumnus.